Lincolnville Town News

By Sarah Reynolds | Mar 04, 2013

By Diane O'Brien


Municipal meetings

All meetings are held at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.

The Selectmen meet Monday, Mar. 11, at 6 p.m., meeting televised.

The Planning Board meets Wednesday, Mar. 13, at 7 p.m., meeting televised.

School Committee

The K-2 concert will be held Tuesday, Mar. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Kindergartners and first-graders will be performing a musical, “The Little Red Hen,” narrated by Principal Paul Russo. Second-graders will be performing “Child of the World.” Grades 3-5 will hold their concert Tuesday, Mar. 19.

The Stories of the Land and Its People is a yearlong arts integration project in Midcoast Maine. This is the second year of the project; last year, students explored historical sites in Lincolnville, recording their finds with digital cameras; at the end of the year an exhibition of their work was held at The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. Again this year fourth- and seventh-graders from LCS are participating, along with Appleton, Islesboro and Rockland students. Watch for announcement of the May 19 presentation at the Strand Theatre and exhibition at the Farnsworth.

It’s kindergarten registration time again. If you have a child who will be 5 on or before Oct. 15, he/she is eligible to enter kindergarten next fall. This year these new little students will be registered in the spring, but screening won’t be done until the beginning of the school year. Contact Marie Pierce at 763-3366 for a registration packet.

Eighth-graders are auctioning off 40 pounds of lobsters, thanks to the Lincolnville Lobstermen’s Association. Two winning tickets will be drawn on May 17, each redeemable for 20 pounds of lobsters after July 4, 2013. Tickets are $1 each, six for $5, and are available through eighth-grade students or at the LCS office.

Now here’s something I would love to do: the Dorr Museum’s Bones, Baleen and Whale Ecology program brought the bones of a 24-foot minke whale to LCS for middle school students to assemble into a complete skeleton as they learn about whale anatomy and behavior. Partners for Enrichment is sponsoring the program. On Mar. 11 PFE will present an all-school performance by the Dancing Gauchos, performers who “combine dance, music, and percussion with high-energy circus showmanship.”

After School Enrichment this month includes skating at MRC in Rockport on three Mondays, knitting on Wednesdays, and snowshoeing on Thursday, Mar. 14.

Library talk rescheduled

The talk by Kathi Langelier of Herbal Revolution was postponed because of bad weather; it will be held Wednesday, Mar. 13, at 7 p.m. These library talks are free. Regular library hours this winter are 2-4 p.m. Wednesday afternoons and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.

PechaKucha Portland

I’m going to be a presenter at the Mar. 7 PechaKucha in Portland. PechaKucha, "chit-chat" in Japanese, is a series of 12 or so creative presentations according to a formula: each person gets 20 slides to illustrate their project and just 20 seconds per slide to talk about it. The theme of this PechaKucha is architecture, and appropriately, I’ll be presenting our Move It! project. If you’re in Portland on Thursday, it’s held at The Space Gallery on Congress Street starting at 7:20 p.m.; I’d love to see you there, though I don’t expect many to make the long trip down that night. I’ll have it on video to show later.

Survival of the fittest

Corelyn Senn writes: “Last evening, just after dusk, there were 15 and maybe 17 deer up in the woods at the feed. They were jammed in together eating, a few waiting behind and then shoving in to get a turn. Then a huge buck came along and literally attacked them all. He pawed them so hard that it must have hurt, judging from the way they ran off. He stood up on his back legs and came down on top of others. It was not fun to see. They all backed off and stood almost in a ring watching him eat all the feed. Every so often another would come in to try to get feed, and he went after them viciously. It didn't stop until he was done eating and left and then the rest moved in again, but I think there were only crumbs left.”

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